Senior Procurement Specialist

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Procurement & Supply Chain team as a Senior Procurement Specialist within the Estates and Facilities team.

As a senior procurement specialist, you will lead the establishment and/or enhancement of robust relationships within the aligned business area and wider Trust, to drive productive collaboration between the stakeholders and the procurement function in the effective forward planning of procurement / projects requirements.

  • Interview date: 20 May 2022
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the tendering of bespoke contracts for goods, services and works, including research, preparation, issue, scheduling, evaluation, reporting on tenders and award and the management of contracts, you will have knowledge and experience of procurement and its application within the public sector. This knowledge must be unpinned by theory and experience.

The post-holder will work with other colleagues within the Directorate and across the wider Trust and region to achieve Procurement excellence in line with the Trusts Procurement Strategy, meeting the Trusts Estates requirements and the National Procurement Target Operating Model (PTOM).

Responsible for the tendering of bespoke contracts for goods, services and works, including research, preparation, issue, scheduling, evaluation, reporting on tenders and award and the management of contracts, you will have knowledge and experience of procurement and its application within the public sector. This knowledge must be unpinned by theory and experience.

You will be a full member of CIPS or have the equivalent experience and academic ability for the demands of the post.

With a Project Management qualification such as PRINCE 2 or equivalent experience, you will be able to demonstrate experience of managing programmes of work and participating in working groups to achieve defined outcomes.

Demonstrable experience and understanding of the NHS procurement landscape would be an advantage.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The Senior Procurement Specialist is part of the Supplies and Procurement team and is the procurement lead for the successful delivery of projects within the Estates and Facilites business area.
  • The post holder will provide expert advice concerning successful contracting within public procurement regulations and the Trusts internal regulations and policies.
  • Responsible for the tendering of bespoke contracts for goods, services and works, including research, preparation, issue, scheduling, evaluation, reporting on tenders and award and the management of contracts.
  • As the senior procurement specialist the post holder will lead the establishment and/or enhancement of robust relationships within the aligned business area and wider Trust, to drive productive collaboration between the stakeholders and the procurement function in the effective forward planning of procurement / projects requirements.
  • Supports the development and implementing of discrete service policies which impact across the Trust.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Trust utilises where appropriate, national contracts established by NHS Supply Chain, Crown Commercial Services, the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative or other public sector collaborative procurement organisations where such arrangements provide benefit to the Trust; facilitating communication between the Trusts internal customers of goods / services covered by such contracts and those formulating them.
  • Responsible for ensuring that goods surplus to the Trusts requirements and with a resale value are offered for sale in accordance with Trust Corporate Governance and appropriate NHS guidance.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential

  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply (MCIPS) / postgraduate level qualification or equivalent experience and academic ability for the demands of the post

Qualifications & Education

Essential

  • Evidence of continued professional development including in the areas of EU procurement and contract management

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge and experience of procurement and its application within the public sector. This knowledge must be unpinned by theory and a wealth of experience.
  • Working knowledge of operating within organisational policies, such as, Standing Financial Instructions
  • Working knowledge of project management and project forward planning underpinned by applied experience. Ability to manage large, multi-disciplinary projects.

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Working knowledge of electronic procurement systems (tendering and purchasing).
  • Experience at developing and managing relationships within a complex procurement environment
  • The ability, skills and knowledge to provide professional procurement advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders.

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Experience of analysing information and spend data to support decision making.
  • Experience of participating in group meetings to achieve a set outcome.
  • Experience of identifying service improvements and supporting appropriate change

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Experience of day to day line management of staff and staff development and mentoring
  • Experience of working to both agreed individual and team targets
  • Evidence of continued professional development.

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Good communication skills and persuasiveness in presenting, negotiating and resolving complex issues.
  • IT skills literate in Microsoft packages, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must be pragmatic and structured

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to develop stakeholder relationships, with the skills to on-board and motive throughout programme of work
  • Ability to lead projects that involve a number of stakeholders
  • Ability to lead stakeholder meetings

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to forward plan and prioritise projects to meet service demands
  • Ability to analyse information and spend data to support decision making
  • Ability to clearly communicate with a variety of stakeholders (internal and external)

All Desirable Criteria

Desirable

  • Project Management Qualification (such as, PRINCE2 practitioner) or equivalent experience.
  • Working knowledge of the NEC3 Suite of Contracts.

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Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Regent Point

317 Regent Point

NE3 3HD


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Owen O'Reilly

owen.oreilly@nhs.net

01912137644

Date posted

03 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2022-17-23-DR

Job locations

Regent Point

317 Regent Point

NE3 3HD


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